About Giorgio Borlenghi and Interfin Companies, LP
It Began with a Vision ...
Mr. Borlenghi is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is a former Advisory Board member for the Rice University School of Architecture as well as the Houston Economic Development Council and he has served on the Board of Directors of The Regis School for Boys. He formerly served on the Board of Trustees of Duchesne Academy for Girls, Houston's Wortham Theater and the Museum of Fine Arts. He is a past Chairman of the Texas Heart Institute Associates; he previously served as Co-Chair of the Houston International Festival Mayor's Gala for 1994 and was appointed Vice Chair of the Houston Chapter of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission. From 1987 he served on the Board of Uptown Houston Association and was on the Board of the Harris County Improvement District #1. In 1999 he served as honorary chair of the Blueprint Ball for the University of Houston's School of Architecture; and he and his wife, Cathy, hosted The Childress Foundation's fall fundraiser. In the spring of 2000 he and his wife chaired the Mardi Gras Gala for the University of St. Thomas.
Giorgio Borlenghi is President and owner of The Interfin Companies LP, a Houston-based real estate development company which he founded in 1978 when he made Houston his home. Prior to moving to Houston, Mr. Borlenghi was project manager for engineering and construction of two projects his family developed in Italy - Sporting Mirasole, a large multi-use development in Milan, and the IBM Computer Center in Rome. The Borlenghi family has been active in real estate development in Europe, South America, and California for over 40 years. Mr. Borlenghi earned a Master's Degree in structural engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan and is a licensed structural engineer on the European continent. He speaks five languages.
Mr. Borlenghi is a Member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors, the World Presidents' Organization, the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Borlenghi has also served on the Board of Directors of the Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Foundation, he was an Advisory Member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Endowment and served on the Board of Directors of the University of St. Thomas. Mr. Borlenghi was also responsible for bringing to Houston a new sport franchise, the Houston Hotshots. This professional indoor soccer team started play in June 1994 and had six successful seasons.
The President of Italy, Mr. Francesco Cossiga, made Mr. Borlenghi a Knight of the Republic of Italy on June 2, 1991. This honor was bestowed for his efforts of promoting the cultural and business traditions of Italy in the United States. He was also named Knight Commander of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
In 1994, Mr. Borlenghi with his wife Cathy, were named and honored as Cultural Leaders of the Year and in 1998 he was awarded the Torchlight Liberty Award by the American Immigration Law Foundation.
The University of St. Thomas honored Cathy and Giorgio in 2004 at the annual Mardi Gras Gala.
Among Mr. Borlenghi’s major projects in Houston are:
Four-Leaf Towers - Two, 40-story twin condominium towers, with 400 units and a total of approximately 900,000 sq. ft. (83,600 sq. mt.) of saleable area, plus a 700-car underground garage.
Four Oaks Place - A complex of 4 office buildings containing 1,800,000 sq. ft. (167,000 sq. mt.) of rentable area plus a 1,400,000 sq. ft. (130,000 sq. mt.) parking garage.
Villa d’Este Condominium – A 26-story luxury condominium building totaling 100 units plus a 260-car underground parking garage.
Uptown Park – A European village-style shopping center with 150,000 sq. ft. (13,900 sq. mt.) of leaseable area and approximately 40 extraordinary shops and restaurants.
Westside – A 760-acre (300 hectares) development on the I-10 Freeway with a major movie theatre, a regional mall and a variety of retail projects
Montebello – A 30-story luxury condominium building with 112 units and a 270-car underground parking garage.
Hotel Granduca – A 6-story luxury boutique hotel with 123 rooms.
Vintage Park – An 84 acre, 655,000 square feet mixed-use retail development located at Hwy 249 and Louetta.